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by fitz
Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Freezing point
Replies: 13
Views: 26114

Where's Mesa when you need him?

I was hoping that Eric would chime in on this one. I figured he could possibly give us some insight to some of the questions we raise on the subject.
by fitz
Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: kegs - where do you get em?
Replies: 8
Views: 17181

As stated before

I remember a post not long ago that Jayhawk was connceted in about the Corney purchase arena. He suggested looking into getting them from a food service place and was scolded here for the "The deposit is much cheaper than the cost of a keg" The deposit is $10 and the pricing on used kegs are somewhe...
by fitz
Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for brew clubs in the "Upstate" (SC)
Replies: 8
Views: 8864

Thanks Paul

Thanks for the info.
Above Charlotte is even closer for me than the in-laws. Maybe I could go there, and not even have to visit them. Ha Ha
by fitz
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Freezing point
Replies: 13
Views: 26114

Belgian triple

A Belgian triple can give you a 10% + alcohol. They aren't usually hoppy, but the alc. bite picks up the slack. I wondered about the condesning of the hop oils too. I know someone whom has a still(shhhh) it is illegal in the states. Anyway, I wondered if some of the not optimal beers wouln't make an...
by fitz
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Freezing point
Replies: 13
Views: 26114

I would think

I would think that you would want to start with a high octane beer then. If you don't, you wont have much in the way of a finished product. after all, a 6% beer would only have approximately 7 to 7 1/2 ounces of alcohol to a gallon so a standard 5 gallon batch would be 35 ounces of alcohol. If you a...
by fitz
Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Freezing point
Replies: 13
Views: 26114

Questions?????????????

I understand that many mega breweries make ice beers, but their beers didn't have much on flavor from the start, so who cares what happens in the freezing process. The questions I have is when you freeze the water and extract it, are you going to take the flavor out as well? It seems that you are di...
by fitz
Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for brew clubs in the "Upstate" (SC)
Replies: 8
Views: 8864

AZ

Hey Paul, Are you in the area where they do the gemstone mining? My wife and young son are kind of rock nuts, and was looking into possibly coming down that way to do the gemstone thing. My inlaws are in the Charolotte/Rockhill area, so that would cut down on our road time, we could visit there, and...
by fitz
Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Big Beer
Replies: 4
Views: 5901

Belgian triple

Belgian triples are high on alc. low on hop bitter, and can range from blonds to darker or heavier. Check out the recipes section under Belgian triple to see if anything strikes you.
by fitz
Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: avoid oxidation?
Replies: 5
Views: 6455

Another

Another help is to purchase oxygen absorbtion caps. They are supposed to aid in the trapping of the oxygen that is left in the bottle. flodding the bottle is a good practice and must be done when counterpressure bottle filling. les foam overs.
by fitz
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Seltzer bottle?
Replies: 1
Views: 5005

I would think

I would think that it would be over carbonated unless you put it in the bottle flat, then you may have a hard time keeping it if it is flat in the bottle. They have many types of "mini dipensing systems ranging from 1.3 Gallon Pet bottles and steel kegs up to 5 Gallon corney kegs with bicycle type p...
by fitz
Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Conditioning in a keg?
Replies: 6
Views: 7006

Why not?

I have done this numerous times with good results, hell, great results. I a quest to make the clearest beer, a lot of people look down on the cask conditioning, but only the first one or two beers are a little cloudy. Once you empty the keg, you can look inside, and see that the first couple beers c...
by fitz
Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Starting the road to kegging
Replies: 8
Views: 16110

I went

I went with the reinforced hose, and yes it isn't as flexible in the cold, but it isn't that bad.
by fitz
Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 22596

Al

I have always heard if the al pot isn't shiny its OK that is what capper and Billy said in brief. I have used both SS and Al and have not been any more forgetful using either I can't remeber being forgetful anyhow. Like they both said watch how you clean it and be careful with everything else. I thi...
by fitz
Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: A bunch of questions
Replies: 6
Views: 12534

Jim

The Williams site is www.williamsbrewing.com I have bought many different things from them, and all have been good. Their malt extract is very good, and they have many of the types in extract that you couldn't get unless going all grain. I have been doing a lot of extract brewing lately because of t...
by fitz
Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: A bunch of questions
Replies: 6
Views: 12534

Some Info.

Jim There are weldless fittings that you can purchase "bulkhead" that are supposed to be great. I know Williams brewing has one, with other fittings that can be attached with if you desire. I would get the fryer if it is a SS. You could easily pay that amount for each component. I would get with you...